North Carolina Drug Classifications – Drug Crimes

Drug CrimesSchedule I

These drugs have a high risk for abuse and no recognized medical use:

  • Heroin
  • Ecstasy
  • Peyote

Schedule II

These drugs also have a high potential for abuse, however, they have some accepted medical use with extreme restrictions:

  • Cocaine
  • Opium
  • Morphine

Schedule III

These have a lower potential for abuse and some accepted medical uses:

  • Ketamine
  • Anabolic Steroids

Schedule IV and V

These drugs have low potential for abuse and have widely accepted medical uses:

  • Valium
  • Xanax
  • Darvon
  • Over-the-counter cough medicines with codeine

Schedule VI

These drugs have low potential for abuse and no accepted medical uses:

  • Marijuana
  • Hashish oil

Types of Drug Crimes

There are many different crimes that can be committed that involve drugs; some of the more common crimes include possession, cultivation – growing, chemical mixing, or creation – and distribution. The penalties for conviction of this crime will depend on the amount and type of substance that was found on your person at the time of arrest. Marijuana falls under Schedule VI , which means it is a Class 3 misdemeanor for a first offense of possession and can include ten days in jail or a suspended license for a criminal conviction. If you are convicted of possession of a Schedule I drug for the first time, then you will incur a Class 1 felony on your record, and suffer penalties of four to five months in prison.

It is vitally important that you retain skillful representation in your case. At Scott Law Firm, we have dealt with many different drug crimes in the past and we can put our experience to work for you. Our firm is dedicated to providing excellent representation, has a long history of success, and knows how to give you the aggressive legal assistance that you need in your case. Contact our firm today to discuss your criminal charges!

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